Billy Collins & The Writer’s Gaze

What the oven is to the baker,
and the berry-stained blouse to the dry cleaner,
so the window is to the poet.
                                         ~ Billy Collins
fall morning / a nuthatch outside my window / inside my poem

This essay-haibun is and exploration of a poem by Billy Collins, past Poet Laureate of the U.S., about how writers focus their attention.

Continue with -> “The Writer’s Gaze: A Haibun

3 thoughts on “Billy Collins & The Writer’s Gaze

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this post – the contemplation about contemplations of Collins, the haibun, the haiku. Reading this was like a quiet morning walk among trees. Some parts profound, some parts triggering introspection, some parts whimsical and funny. I’m glad to have stumbled on this post and your blog. I love the way you write, I’ll surely enjoy more of it. 🙂


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